Monday, March 28, 2011

Will Sahara Closing Help Riviera?

Ever since it was announced that Sahara will be closing, I've been wondering how the closure will affect other hotels around Las Vegas.

People who would be inclined to stay at Sahara will probably move to a similar property. The most similar property to Sahara in terms of location, prestige and history is the Riviera.

Will any of the Sahara's customers move over to Riviera and help out the cause, or will the Sahara's closing make it even harder for a property to make money on the North end of the Strip?

Last week the Sun had an article about the Riv's struggling revenue and income situation. It looks like Riviera is in a pretty bad way financially. They can use all the help they can get, even if that means "stealing" customers from Sahara.